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First oil paintings were not drawn in Renaissance Europe but in Afghanistan

05.08.2018 11:51

First oil paintings were not drawn in Renaissance Europe but in Afghanistan

The world's first oil paintings were not drawn in Renaissance Europe but in Afghanistan For more than a decade Afghanistan was mention mostly with the Taliban and terrorism, burkas and beards. But Afghanistan is much more. It is country where ancient traditions endure and a new country is emerging. The world's first oil paintings were drawn not in Renaissance Europe but in the caves of Bamiyan,...


The Akwasidae Festival in Ghana

29.07.2018 14:39

The Akwasidae Festival in Ghana

The Akwasidae Festival is the most important event for the Ashtani diaspora in Ghana The Akwasidae Festival is celebrated by the Ashtani people and Ashtani chiefs in Ghana. The festival is celebrated on a Sunday, once in every six weeks. In importance the Akwasidae Festival is next only to the National Day celebrations. The traditions of the Akwasidae Festival are connected with the Akan annual...


Croatia: Pearl of the Adriatic

23.07.2018 16:09

Croatia: Pearl of the Adriatic

Croats arrived in 7th century and the country was once a kingdom The Croats are believed to have arrived in what is today Croatia, from southern Poland, south of Kraków in the early 7th century. Croatia was once a kingdom in 925 under the kingship of Tomislav, the first king of the country. Today the country has new “kings” – their football team, who won the silver medal...


Ethiopia: The Oldest Independent Country in Africa

16.07.2018 18:59

Ethiopia: The Oldest Independent Country in Africa

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and a main tourist destinations. It has unique cultural heritage. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is one of the oldest Christian churches. Ethiopia is the second most-populous country in Africa, with a population of over 90 million people by 2015. It is second to Nigeria, which had a...


Damavand - The Highest Peak in the Middle East and the Second Highest Volcano in Asia

09.07.2018 14:11

Damavand - The Highest Peak in the Middle East and the Second Highest Volcano in Asia

Did you know: Damavand is the highest peak in the Middle East and the second highest volcano in Asia Damavand is a majestic stratovolcano located 70 km North East of Tehran and 70 km south of the Caspian Sea. Damavand is the highest peak in the Middle East and the second highest volcano in Asia (after Kunlun volcano in Tibet). Did you know: Damavand is one of the Seven Wonders of...


Madagascar: The Home of the Biggest Baobabs in the World

02.07.2018 10:21

Madagascar: The Home of the Biggest Baobabs in the World

Did you know: Madagascar is the pearl of the wildlife in the Indian Ocean Madagascar is the biggest island in the Indian Ocean and is famous for its amazing wildlife and biodiversity. You want breathtaking views of nature? – You will have them! Either you dream about white sand beaches, stunning rainforest, great surfing sports or delicious food – these are all there, waiting for...


The Trans-Siberian Railway: Journey Through 8 Different Time Zones

26.06.2018 13:08

The Trans-Siberian Railway: Journey Through 8 Different Time Zones

Did you know: The Trans-Siberian railroad is spreading on 9,288 km Spanning an incredible 9,288 kilometres from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian railway is the longest direct rail route in the world. It passes through over eighty cities and small towns and crossing 16 large rivers, including the Volga, Ob, Yenisei and Amur. Did you know: The construction works of Trans-Siberian...


Heaven on Earth - Venezuela

19.06.2018 14:37

Heaven on Earth - Venezuela

Did you know: Venezuela’s name means “Little Venice” and it was given by Amerigo Vespucci In 1497 on his third voyage to the Americas, Christopher Columbus sailed to the Orinoco Delta and declared he had found “Heaven on Earth”. He named this region “Land of Grace” and that remains the country’s nickname today. In 1499 Alonso de Ojeda’s...


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Chernobyl as a travel destination

06.01.2020 17:00

Chernobyl as a travel destination

   About 30 years ago a flawed reactor design in combination with some serious human mistakes led to an accident at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukrainian SSR. It became the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the evacuation of about 110 000 more. Ever since then it has been a subject of an...


The Silk Road: now and then

31.12.2019 17:00

The Silk Road: now and then

   “The Silk Road” is a term that conjures up fairytale-like images of long camel caravans travelling through bare deserts, of brave adventurers and merchants bargaining in exotic oriental markets. This network of routes, which stretched about 11 000 km (7 000 miles) and connected the East and the West, is a milestone in the development of the modern world and the...


The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

11.12.2019 09:52

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. There are many reasons...


What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

29.11.2019 17:30

What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

Every year on the 19th of January a procession of priests, locals and visitors all chanting, singing and dancing enthusiastically  fills the streets of the Ethiopian cities. It’s the celebration of Timket, or Epiphany – the biggest and most anticipated religious event in the Ethiopian calendar. It commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and is the day when...